The World Sailing Speed Record Council have officially confirmed a new record for 40ft single-handed Around the Isle of Wight. Additionally setting a benchmark for the 60ft class to challenge.
Record: Around the Isle of Wight. 40ft Singlehanded.
Yacht: “OceansLab” Class 40.
Name: Phil Sharp. GBR
Dates:.1st December 2019
Start time: 08; 24; 39 UTC
Finish time: 13; 29; 43 UTC
Elapsed time: 5 hours 5 minutes and 4 seconds
Distance: 50 nm
Average speed: 9.83 kts
Previous benchmark: “Pixel Flyer” Alex Alley. GBR. June 17. 6h 29m 32s
This record speed will also set a benchmark for the 60ft category.